“We’re not back to normal in the near future” – the who about the pandemic

"Мы не вернемся к нормальной жизни в ближайшее время" - ВОЗ о пандемии

The world health organization warns that the situation with coronavirus in the world is deteriorating. Over the past day has infected more than 230 thousand people. This was announced during a briefing, who Director-General Tedros Aden Hebraicus.

According to him, 80% of these cases were registered in 10 countries. Moreover, half of all identified cases occurred in two countries – the United States and Brazil.

Now the situation with coronavirus in the world can be divided into 4 scenarios:

  • Countries that have prepared and quickly deal with the first cases of the coronavirus, and as a result has avoided major outbreaks. This includes the island Nations of the Pacific, Caribbean and some African countries.
  • Countries that experienced outbreaks, but their leadership brought the situation under control, allowing now to gradually open the borders and the resumption of economic processes. This includes some European countries.
  • Countries that overcame the peak of coronavirus, however, at the stage of easing of the quarantine, there is a new disease outbreaks. The reasons are not application or implementation of quarantine measures.
  • Countries where there is intense transmission of the virus. This is happening all over America, South Asia and several African countries.

According to Gebreyesus, the epicenter of coronavirus is still in South America and North America.

The head of the who believes that too many countries are moving in the wrong direction. And, despite the hope of creating a vaccine, we need to focus specifically on the use of tools to suppress the transmission of the virus.

“We need to reach a sustainable situation when we will have adequate control over this virus, not limiting the life. Or jump from lock to lock; that has extremely harmful influence on society. In the foreseeable future return to the old “normal” life will not be. But there is a road map to a situation where we can control the disease and continue to live,” – said the head of the who.